Oppo 83 > Denon AVR-2809ci > Samsung LN52A750
(HDMI only audio and video bitstream to take advantage of newer HD audio on my Denon)
I am one of the EAP 350. This is my first posting as I have been waiting for someone to mention the lip-sync problems with 1080p/24 conversion for SD DVD HDMI bitstream set to ON, so I might see what their conclusions were, other than just turning it OFF. I had this on my Panasonic DMP-BD35 and it worked quite well. I know some people do not like this effect at all but I do, and it seems like more and more blu-ray discs are outputting 1080/24 so it seems the film industry likes this setting also. I have talked to Oppo on this since I first got the -83 and they are working on it. This only happens if you are using HDMI for audio and video. The new 0417 firmware did NOT solve this but Oppo is still working on it. The audio delay under the HDMI in the setup on the Oppo has NO effect on this to set delay - as an Oppo tech explained: by using the HDMI out for both audio and video, this is correct, because the Oppo is not processing the HDMI audio and the delay only works for analog (rca) connections. I am only posting this because I have found a work around until Oppo corrects this with further firmware updates. IF you have a receiver that has HDMI lip-sync audio delay settings (I have the Denon AVR-2809ci, but the 1909 and the 2309 also have this setting), you can select the input for your Oppo on the Denon and set lip-sync to ON and Audio Delay to 150ms and it corrects this lip-sync for 1080/24 SD DVD conversion. The tech from Oppo agreed with this as the delay setting is being applied after the Oppo. This work around does not effect blu-ray or CD delays or lip-sync thru this same input of the Denon as I have never had any problems with these, only SD DVD set to 1080/24 conversion. The Samsung LN52A750 is capable of 1080p/24 - in fact if you turn OFF Auto Motion Plus on the Samsung display it correctly refreshes 1080p/24 at 120HZ (per Samsung). I don't know if other HDMI AV receivers have this setting but you can check on your receiver.
I voted YES for release, as this player works with my HT system. I only posted this as someone in the EAP or someone in the near future may want to try this work around to use this feature with similar equipment as mine, until a future firmware fix. Or just leave this option to OFF.